Standing on the edge of a field of flowers, their was a young girl who stood holding in each hand a glass cage that was filled to the brim with colorful butterflies. They are heavy, yet her grip remains tight … Continue reading →
In this time, I have felt that even more deeply. These days feel dreary for a lot of people; waves of uncertainty and anxiety roll in thick like the morning fog. And someday it is hard to muster up the strength to look for the sunshine or to even want to let hope take root.
Yet the beautiful thing is that we aren’t alone in this time, we still have the power to connect and reach out to others. We are not alone, for love always shows up. We can come together and be hope for those who are desperate for any sign of spring. We can still find ways to be love to others even from afar. And that is why I decided to make it my goal to write 100 letters in the month of April- because love always finds a way to show up for others. This month for me that looks like writing handwritten notes and providing some extra encouragement to those who I love or even those who I don’t know. Continue reading →
The other day I was driving in my car to work at 3:30 in the morning, everything around me was still asleep and quiet, when the tire pressure gauge in my car came on. Immediately I could feel a sense … Continue reading →
Yesterday I completed one of my goals for 2019, to read two books every single month. Thats 24 books that I have read over the last twelve months. When I set down my final book, I felt so much joy, … Continue reading →
The dust stirs all around. Waiting to settle, but unable to because of all the commotion and chaos that pull and tugs within my heart. Some of it is intentional, the busyness, the running around the lack of rest within … Continue reading →
Today I got four new tires for free. Through Gods grace and faithfulness, it’s a story that I hope encourages you. This week has been a rollercoaster, well really the past few months have, but those details aren’t important … Continue reading →
Some days I feel like I’m standing on a sinking ship. That despite all my efforts to float, it is inevitable that I will find myself submerged In the water. It seems like it is one thing after another this … Continue reading →
I so often find that I am afraid of life being messy. I love the pouring rain, the way it so effortlessly falls to the ground yet I hide from the thunder and the way it gently washes away the beautiful path that I have spent so long planning out.
My feet crave familiar ground, my heart thrives off of the ideas this world feeds us about what life should look like. I find myself content to settle letting my heartbeat slow down to match the cries of those around me, the ones who for so long have stolen my voice. Yet I am filled with this deep restlessness, my heart refusing to stay still because deep down I know that life is so much more then going through the motions.
Some days my heart is full of laughter and joy the words fill this blank canvas so effortlessly, yet other days it tightens from the brokenness that surrounds me trying to silence the flowers that have begun to grow in my heart.
How often do I run from this brokenness, the unanswered questions and the way life isn’t turning out how I expected. It is so easy to choose to slowly allow ourselves to become lost in society’s standards and ways of living. So often we run from the process of restoration because we have been told it isn’t possible and that to go deep is unnecessary because healing isn’t instantaneous. Everyone likes to talk about true love and fairy tale endings all the while carefully avoiding the process and the messiness that makes them all the more beautiful.
Yet when did the messiness in authenticity become something to avoid and why is it that we let the process of growth stop us from pursuing our dreams? Isn’t life so much more then finding momentary happiness and letting the pursuit of worldly things stop us from being real and vulnerable. You see, the true beauty to be found in life is in the imperfections and the way that our hearts were never meant to be hidden behind labels and contained by four walls. It is time to stand up and to be honest, to let people in and to go deep in love. In all honesty, yes people will hurt you and sometimes your life will go in a direction you weren’t planning, but once you embrace this and choose to still walk forward you will realize how little success and fame matter and that you were made to grow deep roots and to love boldly.
In the end we only really have each other and so in this beautiful journey it is time to let go of control and perfection and to step into the unknown messiness that is found in being human. We were made to breathe, to truly live and to dance in the rain without a care in the world. Life is messy and love isn’t meant to just fulfill you, it is meant to give you the courage to be real.